Data privacy

The DSGV (Deutscher Sparkassen- und Giroverband e.V. – German Savings Banks Association) processes personal data collected from users of its website only to the extent required to provide the services offered. The DSGV does not collect personal data automatically. Users must always enter personal data themselves. The DSGV has adopted technical and organisational measures to ensure that both the DSGV and external service providers comply with data protection provisions.

Personal data will not be used for other purposes and will only be transmitted to third parties when the user has been previously informed of this in a clear manner and has given his or her express electronic consent. Use-related data collected during the use of the websites are deleted immediately after the termination of access to the websites. No conclusions can be drawn from use-related data regarding personal data.

Use of cookies and session IDs

Cookies are used on some of our websites to provide information to users in a systematic manner. Cookies are small text files which are sent from our web server to your PC, where they are usually stored on your hard disk. Cookies do not become a part of your system and cannot cause any damage to your system.

The use of these cookies does not involve the storage of personal data, nor are they linked with your personal user data. Most browsers are set to accept cookies automatically. However, you can deactivate the storage of cookies, or you can reset your browser to indicate when a cookie is being sent.

Use of Google SiteSearch

Google Site Search is used on this website. When the search field on this website is used, data will be transmitted to Google and are subject to Google’s data privacy policy (

Google provides a browser add-on to deactivate Google Analytics. This gives website users more control over which data on accessed websites are captured by Google Analytics. The add-on will inform the JavaScript (ga.js) of Google Analytics that information about the website visit should not be sent to Google Analytics. If you want to use this function, download the add-on and install it for use with your current web browser (

Links to other providers

Our website contains links to websites of other providers which are not covered by our privacy statement. We usually have no influence on the content of these websites and the providers’ compliance with data privacy provisions, and we would therefore like to ask you to inform yourself about the applicable policies when visiting these websites.

Anonymised web tracking

On this website, we also collect and process data in an anonymised form by means of Urchin WebAnalytics software in order to optimise and analyse our website. To be able to tailor the portal to user needs and preferences, the IP addresses of users are collected and processed in an anonymised form only to continuously optimise and analyse our website.

This type of processing does not permit the personal identification of users or the development of personal usage profiles. Pseudonyms are generated when anonymised usage profiles are created. This may involve the use of cookies which also collect and store data in a pseudonymised form. Under no circumstances will the data be used for the personal identification of a user (if this was technically feasible at all) or linked to the data on a user to whom a pseudonym has been assigned.

Data protection officer

Should you have any questions regarding the processing of your personal data or on data privacy in general, do not hesitate to contact our Data Protection Officer, who will also deal with any complaints you might have. 

General Contact
Deutscher Sparkassen- und Giroverband e.V.
Charlottenstrasse 47
10117 Berlin Germany

+49 30 20 22 50

+49 30 20 22 52 50